Posts Tagged Christmas

Wojtyla’s homily for the Feast of the Holy Family (1969)

Wojtyla's homily for the Feast of the Holy Family (1969)

The light of the Holy Family shines out . . . Cardinal Wojtyla In the Christmas season we often address the newborn Lord with the prayer, “Raise your

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The Rush of a Flaming Flood: Guardini on Christmas, 2

The Rush of a Flaming Flood: Guardini on Christmas, 2

This sculpture from Chartres Cathedral shows Mary looking over at the new born Jesus and placing her hand on him. Guardini’s meditation on the mystery of the nativity

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But love does such things: Guardini on Christmas

But love does such things: Guardini on Christmas

“For while all things were in quiet silence and the night was in the midst of her course, thy almighty word leapt down from heaven from thy royal

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Newman on the Mystery of Christmas

Newman on the Mystery of Christmas

Stained glass, University Church of St Mary the Virgin I remember when I first started reading Newman in earnest some ten years ago; I read a remark by

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Ite ad Joseph

Ite ad Joseph

From Rembrandt, The Nativity From Pope John Paul II, Guardian of the Redeemer [Redemptoris custos] (1989): Joseph was an eyewitness to this birth, which took place in conditions

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Pope John Paul II on the Birth of Jesus

Pope John Paul II on the Birth of Jesus

 From: Bull of Indiction of Great Jubilee Year 2000 “Incarnationis Mysterium” (29 Nov 1999) The birth of Jesus at Bethlehem is not an event which can be consigned

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